2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid Limited Review: Near Perfect

Verdict 8.0 / 10

Some people buy battery electric vehicles hoping to prevent some The Day After Tomorrow-like scenario, but the reality is that for a lot of consumers, the case for a plug-in hybrid or EV is simple dollars and cents. And the case for the 2019 Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid is a strong one.

With the ability to travel 32 miles on a charge, the Pacifica Hybrid can avoid filling up for weeks or even months, depending on your daily driving needs. It’s also eligible for a mammoth $7,500 income-tax credit from the federal government that wipes out the premium you pay for the plug-in hybrid powertrain and brings the total up-front cost down to or even below its gas-only competition. A low price and significantly lower operating costs mean the Pacifica Hybrid is an economic winner for any household. Plus, it’s all based on the already-excellent Pacifica.

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Pricing 8/10

The Pacifica Hybrid may seem expensive because of its extra electric powertrain, but in reality it’s quite affordable. It’s offered on three of the six trim levels that Chrysler produces for the gas-only model – the Plus, Touring L, and Limited. The Pacifica Hybrid Plus starts at $39,995, making it the most affordable, while my test vehicle, the costliest Limited, starts at $45,395. Already nicely loaded at that price, only the S Appearance Package for $795 (new for 2019), Advanced SafetyTec Group for $995, and a tri-pane panora...